2013-01-21 / Et Cetera



AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB, for ages 8 and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 17. Fridays September through May, except December.

AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASS, with Kay Mann, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St.; $10; 725-9997 or dancingfool@pobox.com. First and third Saturdays.

BATH AREA SENIOR CITIZENS, monthly membership meeting and luncheon, 11 a.m., Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. Meets first Wednesday.

BATH CHAPTER OF BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, 7-8:30 a.m., American Legion Post 21, 10 Congress Ave.; call Dieffenbach at 725-8435. Meets every Tuesday.

Bath Family Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., and contradance, 8-11 p.m., Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; bring nonstreet shoes to dance in; instruction offered; family dance $3, $12 family; contradance, $9, $22 family; benefits Merrymeeting Community Shares; mattloosigian@yahoo.com. Dances third Friday.

BATH FARMERS’ MARKET, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Waterfront Park; Karen Sparrow 582-2213. Every Saturday from May through October.

BATH MUNICIPAL BAND REHEARSALS, 7 p.m., Bath band building, Cobb Street; new members welcome; 841-3002. Meets Wednesdays.

BOOK BABIES, for babies and toddlers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; free; 443-5141 ext. 17. Meets Wednesdays from September to May, except in December 

Boy Scout Troop 621, 6-8 p.m., Smith-Tobey American Legion Post 21, Congress Avenue; for ages 11 through 17 or those achieving Arrow of Light Award or completing fifth grade; designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster; David Cressey, 443-3143 or dacresseyelectric@hotmail.com. Meets every Tuesday.

Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St.; features eggs to order, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, french toast, homefries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins; $6, $3 under 12, $15 family; 443-6015. Third Sunday.

CASCO BAY CHAPTER, Navy League, monthly meeting; 6:15 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner; for meeting place call/e-mail attached; dinner reservations and info, 833-5372 or 721-8699; woodulixes@aol.com or fbroad@suscom-maine.net. Meets third Thursday.

CHESS CLUB, for 7 to 11-year-olds, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; free; 443-5141 ext. 17. Meets Fridays from September to May, except in December 

COASTERS, noon luncheon meeting, Bath Senior Activity Center, 47 Floral St. Meets every Thursday. Board meeting at 11 a.m. Second Thursday.

COSMOPOLITAN CLUB, 6 p.m., 894 Washington St.; 443-4486. Meets first Wednesday.

VARIETY LINE DANCING, 10-11:30 a.m., Donald Small School; 443-8360 or 442-7431. Meets Mondays.

CREATIVE PLAY FOR TOTS, 10-10:45 a.m., Bath Area Family YMCA, 303 Centre St.; for ages 1-4 years, accompanied by an adult; $5 YMCA members, $7.50 community members; 443-4112. Meets Tuesdays.

CRIBBAGE, doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 488 Washington St. Proceeds to benefit Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge 20; 443-5726. Meets Fridays

CRIBBAGE, 1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. Meets Tuesdays.

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA Circle 551, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St.; 442-8373. Meets second Monday.

Dreamland Theater, new theme each month, 7 p.m., Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St., Bath; benefits Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.; $5; www.winterstreetchurch.org. Thursdays.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY, 6-7-30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave.; 442-9511. Meets every Friday.

FOUR ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH, 6 p.m., Holland Chiropractic Wellness Center, 36 School St.; free; call to RSVP, 443-2635. Meets Tuesdays.

KENNEBEC ART CLUB, 7 p.m., Cosmopolitan Club, 894 Washington St.; 443-3231. Meets first Tuesday.

LINE DANCING, 9-10:30 a.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St.; $3; 443-4937. Meets Thursdays.

MIDCOAST COMMERCE CONNECTION, 7 a.m., Mae’s Café, 160 Centre St.. Meets every Tuesday.

MIDCOAST MAINE COMMUNITY ACTION, 5:30 p.m. 34 Wng Farm Parkway, Bath. Meets the fourth Monday of the month unless it's a holiday.

MID COAST TOASTERS No. 6487 of Toastmasters International, 7:45 a.m., Bath Supervisor of Shipbuilding, 574 Washington St.; 442-4950 or 442-4471. Meets second and fourth Thursday.

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, Merrymeeting Chapter 1796; 11:15 a.m. (social time and lunch); meets at the Bounty Restaurant in the Holiday Inn hotel; guest speaker and business meeting; reservations at 353-9649 or e-mail chrylprkr@roadrunner.com. Meets third Thursday.

PITMAN MORRISON POST 7738 LADIES AUXILIARY, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-3918. Meets second Monday

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for 3- to 5-year-olds, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; free; 443-5141 ext. 17. Meets Fridays from September to May, except in December.

PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS, 7 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-8649. Meets first and third Mondays.

SMITH-TOBEY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY Unit 21, 7 p.m., Post Home, 10 Congress Ave.. Meets first Thursday.

SOLAR LODGE NO. 14 MEETING, 7 p.m., 765 Washington St.; 443-6180. Meets first Monday.  

TIME FOR TWOS, for 2-year-olds, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-5141 ext. 17. Meets Thursdays from from September to May, except in December.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION; parent and child preschool music, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works; call for fees, session dates; 443-5400.

Bowdoinham Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Merrymeeting Grange, 27 Main St.; 666-5531. Saturdays, May 19 through Oct. 2012.

ELECTA CHAPTER No. 2 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Village Lodge Hall. Meets third Monday.  

AMERICAN LEGION POST 20, 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row. Contact Post Americanism officer Joe Donahue, 725-8431. Meets fourth Wednesday.  

Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Brunswick; more than 55 artists and 11 galleries; sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance; brochure and map, www.5raa.org or 798-6964. Second Friday, May through October.

Ask the Health Librarian, noon-2 p.m., Community Resource Room, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive; drop in to get help finding reliable health information; walk-ins welcome; free; 373-6585. Every Wednesday.

Blood pressure clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Resource Room, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive; walk-ins welcome; free; 373-6585. Every Wednesday.

BRUNSWICK AREA CITIZENS FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, an organization chartered to oversee the remediation of hazardous waste at Brunswick Naval Air Station facilities in the greater Brunswick region. Meets 4:30-6 p.m. on irregular schedule, once or twice a month. Call Ed Benedikt at 442-0445 for meeting details.

BRUNSWICK AREA MODELERS, an Academy of Model Aeronautics sanctioned club, 7 p.m., Pejepscot Terrace Community Center, Jordan Avenue; 729-8017. Meets first Tuesday.

BRUNSWICK CHAPTER OF BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, 7-8:30 a.m., Thornton Oaks; 725-8435. Meets every Wednesday.

BRUNSWICK EMBLEM CLUB NO. 323, 7 p.m., Brunswick Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row. Meets third Tuesday.

BRUNSWICK FAMILY SKINCARE CLASS, 6-7 p.m., Senter Place, 124 Maine St., Suite E, 2nd Floor; 725-1233. Meets second Monday.

BRUNSWICK FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the mall, Maine St. 966-2363. Every Tuesday and Friday from May to November. 2011

BRUNSWICK NOR’EASTERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, fun and song, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath; 725-5915. Meets Tuesdays.

BRUNSWICK TOASTMASTERS, 6:30-8 p.m., Boody-Johnson House, 256 Maine St., Brunswick; visitors welcome; 729-1767 or http://2156.toastmastersclubs.org. Meets first and third Tuesday.

Brunswick winter farmers’ market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fort Andross, Maine St.; music, local baked goods, produce, seafood and crafts; 373-0855. Open Saturdays. Dec. through April

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, 5:30-6 p.m., north end of Brunswick Town Mall; groups wants nonviolent responses to conflict and terrorism; 371-2077. Meets Fridays.

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, a workshop designed by Home to Home to provide clear information and practical suggestions for parents to help their children adjust to divorce; meets at Brunswick High School library, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25, scholarships available; 751-4366. Meets first Saturday. 

CIVIL WAR BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St.; Jay Stencil 721-0235. Meets third Monday.

CREATING WELLNESS, information on various current wellness topics, 5:30-6 p.m., Slocum Chiropractic, 26 Bath Road, Suite 1, Brunswick; 725-4222 or wendy@slocumchiro.com. Meets first and third Wednesdays.

CRYSTAL SPRING FARM FARMERS MARKET, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pleasant Hill Rd. Every Saturday from May through October. 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 15, 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row; 725-6226 or 623-5725. Meets first Tuesday.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Brunswick and Beyond Area Group of Southern Maine Chapter, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., locations vary, call 406-5471 for info. Meets fourth Tuesday.

EVERGREEN SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB, doors open at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., meeting at noon, 1 Columbus Drive; 725-6343 or 729-5038. Third Wednesday. 

FIRST LIGHT CAMERA CLUB, 7 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive; 837-7885. Meets second and fourth Thursday from September to May; in November and December meets second Thursday only.

Intermediate Cribbage, 8:45-11 a.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St. 729-0757. Meets Wednesdays.

MAINE MACINTOSH OWNERS AND OPERATORS SOCIETY (MMOOS), 6:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, large meeting room; mmoos.net. Meets third Tuesday.

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, 5:45-6:30 p.m., Jai Yoga, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St.; free or donation to local charity; no mat or experience needed; 239-8667 or katie@ thelevitycoach.com. Meets first Friday. 

MERRYMEETING GIRL SCOUT SERVICE UNIT MEETING, 6 p.m., social time, 6:30 p.m. meeting, at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School cafeteria, Brunswick; all Girl Scout leaders and volunteers welcome. Meets second Wednesday, September through June.

MIDCOAST COMMUNITY CHORUS, 7 p.m., Studio 48, Fort Andross; for adults; 798-6966. Meets Sundays.

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS), 9-11:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St.; Sarah Hedberg 725-9204. Generally meets first and third Thursday from September to June

NORTHWEST BRUNSWICK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St.; 725-4746. Meets third Tuesday.

PEOPLE PLUS CENTER ART CLASSES, 35 Union St.; sessions each month; 10 a.m.; preregistration required; fee; 729-0757. Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE GROUP, open to anyone interested in children with special needs, 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.; call Betty Johnson at 729-4648. Meets fourth Thursday.

STAMMTISCH, a monthly meeting for German-speaking people, 6 p.m.; 725-8494. Meets second Wednesday

ST. PAUL’S ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. 14, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Baribeau Drive. Meets fourth Wednesday.

STORIES WITH SOUL, short stories read live, followed by discussion, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St.; free; 729-8515. Meets second and fourth Tuesday.

Tertulia, 5:30-7 p.m., Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross; gathering for native and advanced Spanish speakers to chat and enjoy each others’ company; free; 729-4279. Meets third Friday.

TIME AND TIDE Resource Conservation and Development Area, serving conservation and economic needs of Mid-coast/central Maine. For time and location, call 622-7847. Meets bimonthly, first Wednesday.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION; parent and child music, 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, 5:50 p.m. Mondays, Eleven Pleasant St.; call for fees, session dates: 443-5400.

Winter farmer’s market, 9 a.m.-noon, Granite Farm, Casco Bay Road; granitestorage@ aol.com. Every Saturday January through April.

Write On! Writers Group, 1 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St.; 729-0757. Meets Wednesdays.

TRI-TOWN PENGUINS SNOWMOBILE CLUB, 7 p.m. at Durham Fire Station, corner of Routes 125 and 136; 725-4621. Meets last Tuesday

CARDS AND COFFEE, 10 a.m., Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport; Bridge and coffee, all skill levels welcome; free; 865-9600. Meets Tuesdays.

CASCO BAY NEWCOMERS, social group for women, at Pedro O’Hara’s Restaurant, Route 1; 5:30 p.m.; dinner is $11.50; Kelly at 729-4717 or Susan at 774-8612. Meets second Tuesday September to June, with no meeting in December.

CHILDREN’S PLAYSHOP, 6-7:15 p.m., Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St.; ages 6 and older; $15 per session;  www.LeapinLizards.biz or 865-0900. Meets third Thursday.

CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENTS, 6 p.m., Jameson Tavern, 115 Main St.; Hyde room; bring own board; 865-4196. Meets Tuesdays.

Freeport Community Market, 3-7 p.m., Discovery Park, 95 Main St.; local produce, fresh baked goods, handcrafted items, more; 865-1212; Fridays, May 28 through Oct. 08.

FREEPORT LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Grange; 865-6077. Meets second and fourth Tuesday.

FREEPORT MASONIC HALL, 7:30 p.m., Mallett Drive; Casco Chapter 160, Order of the Eastern Star; 865-6669. Meets first Thursday, September to June

FREEPORT WOMEN’S CLUB, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library; 865-3664. Meets third Friday.

FREEPORT/YARMOUTH LA LECHE LEAGUE TODDLER MEETING, 10 a.m., Freeport YMCA; 772-4781. Meets third Wednesday.

FREEPORT/YARMOUTH LA LECHE LEAGUE GROUP, 10:30 a.m., Pineland YMCA, New Gloucester; 772-4781. Meets first Monday.

FREEPORT/YARMOUTH LA LECHE LEAGUE GROUP, 6:30 p.m., Freeport YMCA; 772-4781. Meets fourth Monday.

GREATER FREEPORT COMMUNITY CHORUS, 6:30-9 p.m., nonauditioning mixed-voice community chorus, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. www.gfccweb.org. Meets Sundays.

WOLFE’S NECK FARM SUNRISE/SUNSET YOGA, 7:30-8:30 a.m. and/or 6-7:15 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road; registration and fee required; 725-7874 or 865-4469. Meets Tuesday nights and Thursday mornings.

GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 20 Bay Point Road; 371-9200. Meets Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon.

Laura E. Richards Library, for all residents and summer visitors. Open Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-noon 3:30-6 p.m., Wednesday 3:30-6 p.m.; and Friday at Saturday 9:30-noon; 371-2134. May to October.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 171, John Leo Murray Jr., 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Neck Road; 833-5583. Meets third Monday, except December.

Harpswell Historical Society museum, Route 123, Harpswell Center; open Sunday 2-4 p.m., or by appointment. Free. 833-6322.

Tuesday Bridge Club for advanced players, 1-3:45 p.m., Harpswell Town Office; Gina Perow, 833-5771. Meets Tuesdays.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 66, 7 p.m., Slovak Association Meeting Room, Avery Street; 353-4388. Meets Wednesdays, except December and June to August.

Bike ride, meet at Beaver Park Kiosk, off Pinewoods Road; Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 6-7or 7:30 a.m.; weekends 7-9 a.m.; free; Verla Brooks 353-9075. 

LISBON AREA WIDOW FELLOWSHIP, 11:30 a.m. at Lisbon United Methodist Church, School Street; potluck lunch at noon followed by short program; 353-4348. Meets first Monday

LISBON HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Booster Club, 7 p.m., high school; 353-3030. Meets first Wednesday.

LISBON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 7 p.m., Rooms 5 & 6 (rear entrance), MTM Center, School Street; a social follows each meeting; membership fees are $5 a year; archive hours are Thursdays 1-4 p.m., or by appointment; P.O. Box 246, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252; 353-8510. Meets second Wednesday.

NELSON-CONLEY AMERICAN LEGION POST 66, 7 p.m., Slovak Association Meeting Room, Avery Street; 353-4388. Meets first Wednesday. 

RAYMOND J. LAVIGNE VFW POST 9459, 7 p.m., Post Home, Route 196. Meets Tuesdays.

VETERAN’S OF FOREIGN WARS POST 9459 and Ladies Auxiliary, 7 p.m., Route 196; new members welcome; 353-2152. Meets third Tuesday.

PHIPPSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 24 Parker Head Road. Open Monday-Friday 2-4 p.m.; 389-1865 or 443-6309 or www.PhippsburgHistorical.com. Open July through September. 2011
AMERICAN LEGION Emerson and Lane Post 132, 7:30 p.m., Post Home; 737-2763. Meets every Tuesday.

CRIBBAGE, SCRABBLE, GAMES AND CARDS, 2 p.m., Enterprise Grange No. 48, 15 Alexander Reed Road; open to all; free; donations welcome; 737-2611. Meets Wednesdays.

ENTERPRISE GRANGE NO. 48, 15 Alexander Reed Road; refreshments at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.; 737-2611. Meets first Thursday.

Game Day, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164 Pleasant St.; starts with free lunch, followed by variety of games; transportation or more info, Barbara Barter 737-2190. Meets every Tuesday, September through May. (NOT JUNE-AUG)

RICHMOND SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO, noon-3 p.m., Historical Society, 164 Pleasant St.; lunch provided; 737-2190. Meets Tuesdays.

RICHMOND SNO-ROVERS, 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. meeting, Richmond Sportsman’s Club, Alexander Reed Road. Meets second Monday.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 202, Post Home, Foreside Road; 729-9870. Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m.; general membership meeting, 7 p.m. Meets third Tuesday. Auxiliary meeting, 6 p.m. Meets first Tuesday. Sons of American Legion meeting, 6 p.m. Meets last Thursday. American Legion Riders meeting, 6 p.m. Meets first Thursday. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2197, 7 p.m. Meets third Thursday.

Ballet lecture and demonstration, 5-6 p.m., The Ballet School, 799 Middlesex Road. Meets first Friday.

BOOK LOOK discussion group, 11 a.m., The Highlands, main building; organized by the Topsham Public Library. Meets first Monday. 

Caring for a loved one with dementia … from experience, panel discussion with caregivers, Brunswick Area Respite Care, 12 Main St., Topsham; 729-8571. Meets second Wednesday at 1 p.m., fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

CRAFTING FOR KITTIES, help raise funds by making catnip toys to sell and raise money for ani-meals program, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Maine St., Topsham; free; 729-0475. Meets Fridays.

CRIBBAGE, 6-8:30 p.m., American Legion, Foreside Road; $7; nonsmoking; Brunswick Grassroots League, players can join anytime; call Laurie Owen 666-5838.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB, 9:15 a.m., Highlands, 26 Elm St.; $5 fee includes coffee, tea, doughnuts, bread; 729-8205. Meets every Thursday.

FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION, 1:30 p.m., Pinetree Branch 156, American Legion Hall, Post 202; 725-5312. Meets second Thursday.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY, 7-8:30 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main Street; 666-3945. Meets every Wednesday.

MERRY MEETERS SENIOR CITIZENS, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for a potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road; 729-9658 or 725-2425. Meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Midcoast Winter Farmer’s market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topsham Grange Hall, 47 Pleasant St.; winter veggies, dried beans, baked goods, beef, pork, goat, coffee, eggs, candy, market bags, frozen berries, more; 882-6374. Every Saturday November through April. (Stop in May) 

MIDCOAST WOMEN’S CONNECTION, 5-7 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road; networking, building a business, women’s issues; 837-9253. Meets second Tuesday.

MOMS CLUB, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Topsham Public Library, Foreside Road; 729-5862. Meets first Thursday.

National Senior Independence, learn about services and techniques for remaining independent as a senior, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.

Respite Dementia panel, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St.; free; 729-0475. Second and fourth Wednesdays.

ROTARY CLUB OF TOPSHAM EXPRESSO MEETING, 7:15-8 a.m., Border Trust Building, Main Street. Meets Mondays.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Topsham Grange Hall, Pleasant St. near Route 201; $3; beginners welcome at 6 p.m., partners not needed; learn jigs, reels, strathspeys, the traditional social dancing of Scotland; 833-2329. Meets Thursdays, except in summer.

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION Squadron 202, 6 p.m., Post home, Foreside Road; 729-6439. Meets last Thursday

THURSDAY HIKERS, a Mid-coast group dedicated to weekly morning hikes for fitness and friendship. Local and out of town destinations. Details, 319-7355.

TOPSHAM GARDEN CLUB, noon, bring your own lunch, 1 p.m. business meeting and speaker; call Kathleen 721-1073 or Marie 729-1295 for location and membership info; new members welcome; www.MaineGardenClubs.org (select Medomak, then Topsham). Meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Veterans Benefits Assistance, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; representative of Veterans Administration helps fill out paperwork to get benefits earned; free; by appointment only, 729-0475.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2197, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 202, Foreside Road; 725-7291. Meets third Thursday.

West Bath
ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND DISCUSSION GROUP, 9-10:30 a.m., Midcoast Zen Center; beginner instruction available, discussions to follow class; 443-3842. Meets Thursdays

COASTAL ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING, 6 p.m., West Bath; discuss, share, problem solve and discover the hoys of hobby growing orchids; new memebers welcome; 841-6087. Meets Thursdays.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 54, 7 p.m., 523 Bath Road (opposite Two Rivers Regional Jail); 882-5244. Meets third Monday.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION, 8 a.m.-noon, Wiscasset Municipal Building; free; sponsored by Child Health Center’s Protect ME program and Department of Health and Human Services. Meets third Saturday.

GARDEN CLUB OF WISCASSET, 12:15 p.m., First Congregational Church; starts with lunch, followed by program at 1 p.m.; Anne Harris 882-7705. Meets first Thursday.

STORY TIME for preschool children, 10:30 a.m., Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St.; includes storytelling and crafts; 882-7161. Meets Wednesdays.

WISCASSET COMMUNITY CENTER “Resident Day,” free use of facility for Wiscasset and Westport residents, with proof of residency; 882-8230. Third Sunday.

WISCASSET COMMUNITY DINNERS, social hour 4:40-5:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Community Center and Senior Center members pay member price; others, $1 more; 882-8230. Meets Wednesdays.

Other communities
Contradance, 8 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road; bring nonstreet shoes to dance; 7:15 p.m., dance instruction-review; dessert potluck; $10, $7 students, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 free; 756-2201. First Saturday.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY RIDING CLUB, at the Cumberland Town Hall, Cumberland; www.CumberlandCountyRidingClub.org or 353-7826. Meets second Tuesday.

DIVORCE PERSPECTIVES, 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland; donation $3; refreshments served. Meets every Wednesday.

INSPIRATIONAL BOOK GROUP, 6-8 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; informal discussion group focusing on books renowned for their motivational message is for people with cancer and their family and friends; 774-2200. Meets one Thursday a month.

MAINE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD & MUSEUM, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 58 Fore St., Portland; 3-mile roundtrip in authentic narrow-gauge railroad cars pulled by vintage steam; $6, $4 age 4-12, free under 4, includes museum cost; 828-0814. Open every day.

Maine Songwriters association showcase, 7-9:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; Maine artists in 20-30 minute sets; $5; 761-1757 or www.OneLongfellowSquare.com; www.MESongwriters.com/members. Meets second Wednesday.

MIDCOAST REGIONAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER TRAINING, preschool development in center based care, 6-9 p.m., Damariscotta Public Library; small fee; 725-6506. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Naturalists’ forum, 7 p.m., Maine Audubon Society, Gilsland Farm Center, Falmouth; avid and beginner naturalists discuss natural history topics; free; 781-2330 ext. 215 or www.MaineAudubon.org for monthly topic. Meets once a month, call for date.

PARENTS AS TEACHERS PLAYGROUP, 9:30-11 a.m., Damariscotta Baptist Church; learn new crafts, inexpensive ways to keep active child busy; snacks, craft materials provided; 563-1818 or lccanc@ gwi.net. Meets first Monday.

Pine Cone Reelers square dance club workshops for beginners through A-1, 6-6:45 p.m. A-1, alternating basic, mainstream and plus, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Hussey School, Gedney St., Augusta; no workshop if no school; Marty Van Wart caller, 622-6863, 582-2600 or 622-5651. 

PORTLAND NATURALISTS’ FORUM, avid and beginning naturalists meet for a lecture on a certain history topic, 7-8 p.m., Gilsland Farm Environmental Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth; free; 781-2330 ext. 215 or 209. Meets last Monday.

NEW BEGINNINGS, INC., 7-8 p.m., 550 Forest Ave., Suite 101, Portland; information meeting for people interested in becoming a “Host Home” for teenagers from Cumberland and York county; 212-2534 or www.newbeginmaine.org. Every 4th Wednesday of the month, from June 27 until November.

SOUTHWORTH PLANETARIUM, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Portland; astronomy shows 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; laser shows 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; children’s shows 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; tickets: star shows $4.50 adults, $3.50 kids, seniors, students; laser shows $5, $4 children/ students; matinees $3.50; www.usm.maine.edu/planet or 780-4249. 

TRAVELERS CLUB, 7 p.m., Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth; 774-6256. Meets first Thursday.

WESCUSTOGO DANCE SERIES, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth; $7; potluck 7:30 p.m.; 865-9014 or jeffraymond@prontomail.com. Dances second and fourth Saturdays.

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